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House Standing Committee on Family and Human Services

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Inquiry into adoption of children from overseas

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Terms of Reference

The Committee shall inquire into and report on how the Australian Government can better assist Australians who are adopting or have adopted children from overseas countries (intercountry placement adoptions) with particular reference to:

  1. Any inconsistencies between state and territory approval processes for overseas adoptions; and
  2. Any inconsistencies between the benefits and entitlements provided to families with their own birth children and those provided to families who have adopted children from overseas.

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